31 New Things to Do in DC

Happy Monday!

Welcome to the first of a weekly blog post on ChecklistDC. For the A-type personalities that like to plan ahead, this is for you! Here is where you can recently added events in and around the Washington, DC area.

For those of you that prefer to take it day-by-day, the entire calendar of events can be found on our main page.

Since Friday, we have added 31 new events to the site.

As a bonus, we will try to include one “today in history” fact with each blog post.

Fun fact #1: On March 5, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a four-day “Bank Holiday” to force Congress to take action. Eighty-five years later, Congress is keeping the shut-down tradition alive, with an added bonus of day drinking for federal workers.

Friday, March 2, 2018

First Friday’s at GA, 5:30-7pm at General Assembly (1133 15th St NW). Grab a free beer and network with the tech community. FREE

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Reel Story: Reporting in Washington (a play on reel and real), 6pm at NYU DC, Abramson Family Auditorium (1307 L St NW). What happens when your reporting is translated to the big screen? What does Hollywood get right and wrong about journalism in Washington? The guilty pleasures and the just plain guilty. Full films won’t be shown, but clips will. Moderated by NYU journalism instructor Seth Borenstein. FREE

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Get In Formation: Int’l Women’s Day Social, 10am-2pm at BUREAU (1800 Wyoming Ave NW). Ticket includes manicure, shoulder & neck massage, bottomless mimosas by JRINK, cupcakes by Georgetown Cupcake. $32.23

Friday, March 9, 2018

Opening Reception: Michelle Peterson-Albandoz is BACK!, 6:30-8pm at Long View Gallery (1234 9th St NW). Michelle Peterson-Albandoz is returning to D.C. for her first solo show in over two years! Come check out her newest and greatest work. FREE

Saturday, March 10, 2018

#BlackFutures Closing Reception, 12-4pm at Blind Whino (700 Delaware Ave SW). Food Trucks, Live Music & a Special Pop Up Shop! FREE

Justin turns 40, PIG Roast!. 4-9pm at DC Reynolds (3628 Georgia Ave NW). Come out and enjoy our kick-off party for the patio, our first pig roast of the season, and Justin’s (managing partner@DC Reynolds) 40th birthday! Tickets include all-you-can-eat pig, side offerings, one specialty cocktail, and an additional hour of BOGO. $25

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

When the Armies Came to Your House, 12-1pm at DAR Museum (1776 D St NW). Join historian Deborah Peterson for a harrowing tale of what it was like for many people during the Revolutionary War when the soldiers, English & Continental, came and took your food, stock and other assorted goods. FREE

Cause Tuesday for Venezuelan Refugee, 4-8pm at Dacha (1600 7th St NW). Come and support alleviate the refugee crisis in Venezuela, by purchasing $10 wristband to add 2 hours to your Happy Hour. $2 Raffle tickets will be available to win prices.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Justice Ginsburg Birthday with Debbie Levy, Mary Hartnett, 6:30-7:30pm at East City Bookshop (645 Pennsylvania Ave SE). Mary Hartnett (co-author with RBG and Wendy W. Williams of My Own Words) and Debbie Levy (author of I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark) will be in conversation about the delights and challenges of writing about Justice Ginsburg. They’ll share little-known anecdotes, big-picture issues, and how their two bestselling books, one for adults and the other for children, came about. FREE

Saturday, March 17, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day, 8am-midnight at Irish Channel (500 H St NW). Live Music Starting at 2pm from Belfasts Own Ciaran Quinn. FREE

Alive By Night by Artistry of Ashley Joi, 5pm-midnight at Art of Noize (3927 Georgia Ave NW). oin Ashley between the hours of 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM for a “quiet hours” viewing of her collection. The party gets started at 8 PM, with live music from D.C. Native DJ Larry King Live! At 9 PM there will be a special live performance by Charlie Dot Rose. RAFFLE DRAWINGS for door prizes to immediately follow the live performance FREE

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Equinox Drum Circle, 7-8:30pm at Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW). Join us as we assemble DC’s largest indoor drum circle on the Spring Equinox, as we say goodbye to the winter darkness and herald the arrival of spring and new life. FREE

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Workshop Wednesdays: Egyptian Culinary Arts, 1:30-3:30pm at Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (950 Independence Ave SW). Egypt is famous for its pyramids and storied ancient history—and its amazing food! Join us as gourmet chef and entrepreneur Aida Mady shares her love for and indigenous knowledge of Egypt’s culinary arts. FREE

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Women’s March Film Screening, 6-8pm at YWCA National Capital Area (2303 14th St NW). Join us for a screening of the documentary Women’s March , which chronicles the historic marches that took place around the world on January 20, 2017. Following the film, we’ll discuss the ongoing work to maintain momentum and unity in the current movement. FREE

Friday, March 23, 2018

Fiesta Peruana, 10pm-3am at Toro Toro DC (1300 I St NW). Calling all the Causitas for another Latin Night Peruvian Edition at Toro Toro! 21+ FREE

Saturday, March 24, 2018

SAAM Cherry Blossom Festival, 11:30am-3pm at Smithsonian American Art Museum (800 G St NW). A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Japanese music, and a US premiere of Okinawa’s NS Ryukyu Ballet Company. Enjoy face painting, make cherry blossom crafts, and go on a spring-themed scavenger hunt. FREE

Monday, April 2, 2018

Profs & Pints: Ethnic Gangster Cinema, 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Listen up and listen up good as Kris Mecholsky, a scholar of crime fiction and films, explores the untold stories of ethnic American gangster cinema. He’ll discuss how gangster movies have ironically served to give legitimacy to marginalized ethnic communities, and how our shifting ideas of race and ethnicity color how we define a “good” gangster film. $11.34

Dyngus Day DC 2018, 5:30-9pm at Exiles Bar (1610 U St NW). Calling all D.C. Metro Polish and Buffalonians! (and their friends too!) Are you ready for Smigus-Dyngus? Dyngus Day, the Polish equivalent to Saint Patrick’s Day, is a celebration of the end of Lent and the rebirth of spring. We plan on celebrating the good ol’ Polish way with food, drinks, polka, pussy willows and water splashing! FREE

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Iconoclasts: The Battle, 8:45-10pm at Drafthouse Comedy in DC (1100 13th St NW). Welcome to Iconoclasts, the ultimate interactive stand-up comedy show in DC! This hilarious one-hour show is the perfect nightcap to your Thursday night. FREE

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Profs & Pints: When Washington Burned, 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Listen up and listen up good as Kris Mecholsky, a scholar of crime fiction and films, explores the untold stories of ethnic AJoin Denver Brunsman, a George Washington University history professor, as he tells the riveting tale of how British troops burned down nearly all of this city’s public buildings in August 1814, giving America one of its greatest scares. $11.34

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sandwich Island Samplers, 12-1pm at DAR Museum (1776 D St NW). Hear the story behind two Hawaiian samplers recently acquired by the DAR Museum (Hawaii was named “the Sandwich Islands” by explorer Captain Cook). The samplers tell a story of two very different lives and the intersection of cultures, 50 years before the United States “annexed” Hawaii and 100 years before statehood. FREE

Friday, April 13, 2018

NSO In Your Neighborhood: Columbia Heights, 3:30pm at Columbia Heights Educational Campus (3101 16th St NW). A 60-minute family-friendly performance in the auditorium after school hours. FREE

NSO In Your Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, 5pm at the Corner Store (900 South Carolina Ave SE). NSO Musicians perform in this arts center that showcases the work of actors, playwrights, musicians, filmmakers, artists, poets, and chefs. FREE

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Painta’ Day, at Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center (3200 MLK Avenue SE). Enjoy original music produced and performed by local artists, bands and DJs. Of course, original artwork, prints and Painta’s Apparel will be available for purchase. FREE

NSO In Your Neighborhood: Anacostia, 2pm at Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Pl SE). NSO Musicians perform with a small go-go ensemble in the Museum’s multi-purpose room. FREE

NSO In Your Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, 4:30pm at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7th St SE). A 60-minute family-friendly performance in the Dance Studio at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. FREE

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Anacostia River Festival, TBD at Anacostia Park (Anacostia Drive & Good Hope Road SE). For a taste of local D.C., celebrate the Anacostia River and take a canoe out to explore the River, ride in our bike parade, play lawn games with your family and experience Southeast D.C.’s local arts scene at this special FREE event. FREE

NSO In Your Neighborhood: Woodley Park, 1pm & 3pm at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park (3001 Connecticut Ave NW). Back-to-back family-friendly performances in the Smithsonian National Zoo’s newly renovated auditorium inside the Visitor’s Center. A Musical Instrument Petting Zoo with take place outdoors adjacent to the Visitor’s Center at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. FREE

Monday, April 16, 2018

Profs & Pints: Founding Fathers in the “Friend Zone”, 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Profs and Pints presents: “Founding Fathers in the ‘Friend Zone,'” with Cassandra Good, assistant professor of history at Marymount University and author of Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic. $11.34

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Profs & Pints: Is Religion Obsolete?, 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Why do people turn to religion? What’s its purpose? Listen from Michael J. Sigrist, lecturer in philosophy at George Washington University, co-editor of Time and the Philosophy of Action, and scholar of the early existentialists. $11.34

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Holi DC, 11-5pm at (10310 Oaklyn Dr, Potomac, MD 20854). Holi, also known as the festival of colors, has its roots in ancient India and the practice of bhakti yoga. Krishna, the Sanskrit name for God, loves to have fun with his friends and family. He plays Holi, throwing colored powders, laughing through His mischievous ways. This festival is a chance for us to do the same, have a day full of laughter and lightheartedness. $5-30

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